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DeadHead Double Red Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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DeadHead Double Red Ale
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This imperial or 'Double' Red Ale has intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma balanced by high notable alcohol content, fruity esters and caramel malt character. It is dark reddish-copper in color and full-bodied.

92 IBU

(Beer added by: Sallerj on 02-09-2010)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-13-2014 19:41:28 | More by MaximalC
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-16-2014 17:03:00 | More by bleedsblu
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-16-2014 16:52:13 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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jlmathis

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-04-2014 07:08:53 | More by jlmathis
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emerge077

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-25-2013 15:59:28 | More by emerge077
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-01-2013 02:29:32 | More by Gagnonsux
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Pours a clear read with a layer of tan head that leaves only a coating. The smell is hop forward in the form of pine, wood, along with some herbal notes. A sturdy caramel malt base is present which brings a little bit of sweetness to the party. Taste is heavy on the pine hops which brings a considerable amount of bitterness to the flavor. Not much malt backing up the bitterness here, poor balance in my opinion. Mouthfeel has high carbonation and medium body. Overall, this one doesn't stand out, a little too heavy on the bitterness and lacking in balance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 01:19:50 | More by homebrew311
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-16-2013 05:58:44 | More by Zachtheporter
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-17-2013 20:47:35 | More by gpblackgt
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-24-2013 08:45:32 | More by beernads
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-31-2013 00:12:03 | More by ystazi
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match1112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-16-2013 13:22:14 | More by match1112
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YogiBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-25-2013 06:29:15 | More by YogiBeer
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-20-2012 00:08:46 | More by t0rin0
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the midwest brewfest in Plainfield. The beer poured a cloudy, dark red/amber off-white head and some lacing. Smells of strong hops and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. A very strong bitterness present. Tastes of strong hops (citrus and floral), sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight dark citrus. Overall, strong body, but not complex at all.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 00:43:43 | More by WoodBrew
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-03-2012 07:30:04 | More by Troville1990
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-18-2011 19:43:07 | More by mhaugo
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Tone

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark red/amber color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. A very strong bitterness present. Tastes of strong hops (citrus and floral), sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight dark citrus. Overall, strong body, but not complex at all.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2010 18:09:59 | More by Tone
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a semi-transparent copper toned amber with a small, off white head that fades into a soapy collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, vanilla, ripe fruit, pine, and citrus.
Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, candy sugar, and sticky hops with standout flavors of pine, orange, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is sticky, sugary, with caramel, and bitters fighting it out to a very well balanced brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 17:37:02 | More by weeare138
DeadHead Double Red Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.